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Today's Headlines: Bandits Hack Farmers In Taraba, South using restructuring agitation to bargain, say North’s elders

80,000 Killed, 3 Million Displaced – Abdulsalami

A former Head of State, retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has attributed the rising insecurity in the country to the proliferation of weapons, saying an estimated six million illegal arms are currently in circulation.

Abubakar, who is also the Chairman of the National Peace Committee (NPC), raised the alarm on Wednesday at a dialogue session with key stakeholders in Abuja.

South using restructuring agitation to bargain, say North’s elders

Northern elders on Wednesday spoke on the 2023 elections, alleging that the South is using the agitation for restructuring to bargain for the zoning of the presidency.

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF), led by Prof. Ango Abdullahi, said Southern leaders are threatening the North with the restructuring crusade to achiever the objective.

National Sports Festival To End Abruptly Due To Lack Of Funds

They took the decision at the end of a meeting of the Local Organising Committee of the Sports Festival.

According to the Coordinator of Media and Publicity, National Sports Festival, Ebomhiana Musa, the Federal Government has failed to fulfil its promise to make funds available for the festival.

“The Local Organising Committee, Edo2020 regrets to announce that it will end the games abruptly tomorrow, Thursday, April 8, 2021, for lack of funds,” the statement read.

Tension in Taraba as unknown persons hack three farmers to death in their farms

Barely a day after the gruesome murder of two policemen by unknown gunmen in Taraba State, the state has again been thrown into mourning following the killings of three farmers.

The farmers who were tilling their farmlands in preparation for the rainy season, were on Wednesday hacked to death in the farms by unknown persons.

The incident, as happened in Assa village of Wukari local government council of the state.

50 armed herdsmen arrested, NSCDC alleges banditry, kidnapping, others

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have arrested no fewer than 50 armed herdsmen in the past one week, the Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, has said.

He added that that the suspects were apprehended in Ekiti, Borno, Cross River and other states, saying they were allegedly involved in banditry, abductions and cattle rustling.

Audi revealed this while presenting licences to 17 private security guard operators in Abuja, on Wednesday.

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Abdulsalami Abubakar National Peace Committee North South Taraba

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